Brace myself

May 3, 2005

Had an appointment with an orthodontist today, who examined my teeth and then looked me in the eye, saying, “You need braces, and it’ll take two-and-a-half years, but we’ll straighten your teeth.” When she left the room, her assistant gave me the price tag: $6000.

One way or another, I need to have my teeth attended to. They’re being ground down, chipped away and stress-fractured. Still, Dr. Hershey said I did have a good smile. “And you brush too well.” Another reminder to be gentle on the gums while I’m in there cleanig the enamel.

Anton Zuiker

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